The Flash: Season 1 (2014 - 2015)


Season 1
The Flash

Critics Consensus

The Flash benefits from its purposefully light atmosphere, making it a superhero show uniquely geared toward genre fans as well as novices.



Critic Ratings: 62


Audience Score

User Ratings: 4909
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Air date: Oct 7, 2014
Air date: Oct 14, 2014
Air date: Oct 21, 2014
Air date: Oct 28, 2014
Air date: Nov 11, 2014
Air date: Nov 18, 2014
Air date: Nov 25, 2014
Air date: Dec 2, 2014
Air date: Dec 9, 2014
Air date: Jan 20, 2015
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Season 1 of this action-adventure series follows Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), an assistant police forensic investigator who was orphaned when his father was falsely imprisoned following the mysterious murder of his mother. The season begins with Allen being struck by lightning during an intense storm caused by a particle accelerator explosion that bathes the city with an unusual form of radiation. The strike puts Allen in a coma for nine months. When he wakes up, he quickly learns he can move at superhuman speeds. It's a fate that also befalls others in the wake of the explosion and storm, creating several "metahumans." Allen then uses his newfound power to fight crime and go on a hunt for his mother's true killer. Candace Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Rick Cosnett, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh and Jesse L. Martin also star.


Grant Gustin
as Barry Allen/The Flash
Candice Patton
as Iris West
Carlos Valdes
as Cisco Ramon
Danielle Panabaker
as Caitlin Snow
Jesse L. Martin
as Det. Joe West
Rick Cosnett
as Eddie Thawne
Tom Cavanagh
as Harrison Wells
Wentworth Miller
as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold
Victor Garber
as Dr. Martin Stein
Malese Jow
as Linda Park
Clancy Brown
as General Eiling
Stephen Amell
as Oliver Queen/Arrow
Andy Mientus
as Hartley Rathaway/Pied Piper
Dominic Purcell
as Mick Rory/Heat Wave
Amanda Pays
as Tina McGee
Teddy Sears
as Jay Garrick
Shantel VanSanten
as Patty Spivot
Roger Howarth
as Mason Bridge
Liam McIntyre
as Mark Mardon/Weather Wizard
Devon Graye
as The Trickster
Paul Blackthorne
as Captain Lance
Anthony Carrigan
as Kyle Nimbus/The Mist
Greg Finley
as Tony/Girder
William Sadler
as Simon Stagg
Brandon Routh
as Ray Palmer
Katie Cassidy
as Black Canary
Kelly Frye
as Bette Sans Souci
Tom Butler
as Editor
Mark Hamill
as James Jesse
Martin Novotny
as Hannibal Bates
Emily Kinney
as Brie Larvin
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Critic Reviews for The Flash Season 1

All Critics (62) | Top Critics (30)

It does something that really no other superhero show or movie has done in a while, and that's make being superhero look really... enjoyable.

Jul 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Even compared to Gotham, The Flash isn't as stylish or nuanced -- but there's a sense that's not what it wants to be. This is more classic, old-fashioned, gladly-suspend-your-disbelief entertainment.

Oct 7, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

What executive producers Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti have settled on here is a kind of family-friendly action-adventure show with a solid sense of humor about itself as well as a strong streak of sentiment about the things that really matter.

Oct 7, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It doesn't ask for too much of its audience except to sit back and let the new adventure unfold. And, did I mention it was fun?

Oct 7, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

He's a little different from many contemporary comic superheroes, though, in that he rarely jumps off the screen. He's more subtle, which distributes the drama load around the rest of the cast.

Oct 7, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Gustin's Allen certainly has his melancholy moments, but they disperse as quickly as a summer shower.

Oct 7, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

The plot bumbles here and there, not with a whoosh, but more banal television thunk, thunk, oops.

Sep 16, 2019 | Full Review…

At its best, the first season of The Flash is a rebuttal of toxic masculinity. On the flipside, women remain marginalized and disability is mishandled.

Aug 4, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

While The Flash might not hold up all that well, as is often the case with special effects-based series, it's still an admirable effort.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

A great cheesy watch for a cold winter's eve.

Sep 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Given the polish of the cast and chemistry... The CW has taken the launch of another Justice League member into live-action drama quite seriously.

Jul 23, 2018 | Full Review…

The Flash is the first show in a long time to put the fun back into a superhero story. Grant Gustin, while still a bit tentative in the role, has a fresh-faced quality that helps take the show somewhere different.

Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Flash: Season 1

  • 4d ago
    An excellent first season.
  • 6d ago
    Really good add to arrowverse. Funny and inovative
  • Oct 12, 2019
    The first 17 episodes of this season were very boring but the last few manage to carry them.
  • Oct 09, 2019
  • Oct 08, 2019
    I love Season 1 man the reveal with the Reverse Flash in the mid season finale was the best.
  • Oct 07, 2019
    I was completely surprised with how good the first season of The Flash was. The light tone never got too cliche or cringy and everything stayed fun and exciting throughout. Grant Gustin is solid as Barry Allen. Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon was easily my favorite, he was constantly hilarious but played emotional really well. Tom Cavanagh was amazing as Harrison Wells. Although the time travel mechanics got a bit wonky at times (like if someone is erased from existence, how are the people they killed still dead?) but this is such a small detail it really didn't take away from how consistently great this season was.
  • Aug 31, 2019
    olabilicek en iyi dizilerden biri.
  • Aug 28, 2019
    Cheesy and does not capture the character of flash and the changes from the comics are dumb
  • Aug 19, 2019
    The perfect kick-off to the series!
  • Aug 18, 2019
    This season is great,many plot twists and misteries that makes me excited for this story

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